Program Details

Lexia Istanbul introduces students to the missions and activities of humanitarian organizations working in Istanbul and internationally. Coursework, language training, excursions, and field research study exercises and projects help students to understand
Location:
Ankara, Turkey
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Based at the Bogazici University, the Lexia in Istanbul program introduces students to the history, politics, economics, art, archeology, and architecture of Turkey.

Lexia Istanbul introduces students to the missions and activities of humanitarian organizations working in Istanbul and internationally. Coursework, language training, excursions, and field research study exercises and projects help students to understand Turkish culture, international issues and projects, and the Eastern-Mediterranean region.

The Istanbul program supports interaction and dialogue between Lexia participants and Turkish faculty and students whenever possible. It also encourages participation in Turkish community events, institutions and family life. No prior knowledge of Turkish is required, as most coursework is in English. Language instruction during the first month of the program is taught intensively to help students develop the language skills and confidence to live and study in, and integrate themselves into, the Turkish community.
Setting Description:
Turkey is a country located astride two continents – Asia and Europe – and Istanbul is at the heart of that interaction. Here Christianity, Islam, ancient history, and modern technology meet and mix with a population of ten million. With a unique blend of Eastern and Western traditions, it has strong ties to Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. Its strategic significance within NATO and its proximity to the Eurozone exist alongside centuries of religious history and art. It is at once reminiscent of the cobblestone streets of Paris and the bazaars of Egypt. It is a perfect place to study the ways in which cultural borders can be entrenched and meaningful but also just as often crossed and redefined.
Cost:
Summer Total: $5,950 Semester Total: $15,950 Academic Year: $28,950

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